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Big City Girl Finds American Dream in Small Town

Written by David Svien Iris Ryckaert is taking full advantage of her time in America, playing volleyball in addition to cheering. Iris (RT in the photo) is not from around here, yet she fits right in. The bubbly Coupeville (WA)

Incoming Academic Year Program Student Featured in Belgium Paper

Seventeen year old Alan Pavec recently arrived in Olympia, Washington where he will attend high school for the year.  A local news source in Belgium shared a feature on Alan before his departure.  Here is a translated quote from the article that

CHI Host Mom Enjoys Unique ‘Family’ Reunion in Germany

Longtime CHI host mom Kim Levesques recently took a trip across the pond to Germany, where she was able to once again spend some time with four of her past host sons from the Academic Year Program.  What made this reunion extra special is

Academic Year Program Host Family Testimonial

CHI host mom Nataly, from California, shares her experience hosting a 2011-2012 Academic Year Program student through CHI. Last year I hosted a girl who changed our lives, she helped me understand that every child has a different need in

CHI Featured in Pointe Magazine

Academic Coordinator Meighan Schexnayder, from South Carolina, wrote the wonderful article below which was recently featured in Pointe! Magazine. Click on the article to view it larger

Academic Year Program Students Say Goodbye to Host Mom

CHI host mom Karen Edwards, from Arlington, Washington, recently had to say goodbye to her two Academic Year Program students Betina and Fernanda.  Betina, from Brazil, and Fernanda, from Mexico, spent this past school year with Karen in Arlington, about an hour north of Seattle.

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